In Whitman's Hand

Scribal Documents

About this Item

Title: Benjamin Helm Bristow to Carlisle & McPherson, 2 October 1871

Date: October 2, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02495

Source: National Archives and Records Administration. Transcribed from digital images or a microfilm reproduction of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Melanie Krupa, John Schwaninger, and Nima Najafi Kianfar

page image
image 1

Oct. 2, 1871.

Messrs. Carlisle & McPherson,

Washington, D. C.


I have received your letter of the 29th ultimo, relative to the case of Sheldon W. Wright vs. The United States, appealed from the Court of Claims, and now pending in the Supreme Court of the United States.

This case has been held under advisement by the Attorney General, and in his absence I do not feel authorized to make any disposition of it. A report upon the case has been made by the officer of the Department in charge of such cases, and I have no doubt that upon the return of the Attorney General early direction will be given in the matter.

Very respectfully, &c.

B. H. Bristow, Solicitor Gen'l,

and Acting Attorney Gen'l.

Sup. Court case


Published Works | In Whitman's Hand | Life & Letters | Commentary | Resources | Pictures & Sound

Support the Archive | About the Archive

Distributed under a Creative Commons License. Matt Cohen, Ed Folsom, & Kenneth M. Price, editors.